[API-users] Some geometry searches seem to not be working

Scott Chamberlain myrmecocystus at gmail.com
Tue May 15 18:36:15 CEST 2018

Another user of a package that uses rgbif reported I think the same problem

Best, Scott

On Tue, May 15, 2018 at 7:54 AM Scott Chamberlain <myrmecocystus at gmail.com>

> Hi,
> Users of rgbif have been reporting problems with geometry parameter in
> /occurrence route not working sometimes. It does indeed appear to work
> sometimes, but other times, it appears I think to be using latitude, but
> ignoring longitude. It's hard to give reproducible examples for command
> line or so, but here's a query where the longitude values appear to be all
> over the map, whereas latitude appear to be in the bounds.
> https://api.gbif.org/v1/occurrence/search?limit=300&offset=0&geometry=POLYGON%28%28-0.1%2050.0%2C14.3%2050.0%2C14.3%2042.5%2C-0.1%2042.5%2C-0.1%2050.0%29%29&
> using hasGeospatialIssue doesn't appear to help so I'm guessing there
> could be user error on my part or perhaps something going on with geometry
> WKT usage?
> Best, Scott
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